In the days and weeks just before the start of the school year and back to school, it is good for parents to have clarified basic details about what the child should expect, such as: when school starts, what will be the daily school schedule, what hours the school day will start and end, whether he should have food with them or be provided by the school, the existence of telephone numbers at the school address for emergencies or even if he should has specific clothes for sports activities near them. How to get prepared for the school year is a mission!
Even a visit with the child, in order to get to know the place and the teacher before the beginning of the lessons, could make their change in their life smoother. Before returning to school and depending on the class that the child will attend, it will be good for the parents to get the necessary school supplies, a walk that stimulates the child’s psychology, and their impatience to start school.
In addition, it will be good for the children to adjust to a friendly sleep schedule a few weeks before returning to school., which will provide them with the necessary rest and will keep pace with the schedules they will have to follow during the school period. At the same time, away from the “taste irregularities” of the holidays, parents should take care of a healthy eating plan, which will adequately meet the needs of the child during the day, with the right choices that will eliminate the risk of obesity.
Back to school essential items!
- A bag! Smiggle school bags have you covered!
- Pens and pencils.
- Small umbrella for their coat pocket.
- Pencil sharpener.
- Glue stick.
- Face mask (if /when necessary)
Keep a stock of school supplies at your home just in case they get lost, too. In a closet/drawer make sure to keep some extra school supplies. Pencils, erasers, notebooks, glues, drawing blocks run out quickly and get lost most frequently! Personalise their school items so that you can be as confident as possible that your child’s things will not get mixed up in the classroom or that they will not get lost. Use labels or Sharpie pens on all school supplies, pencils, erasers, markers, and stick labels with his name on books, notebooks, drawing pads.
Learn about the school curriculum and the new school regulations. You need to get as much information as possible about school life. Children do not like to be different, so make sure you know the usual procedures. If there is an operating regulation, read it to the child. With the idea that he knows what to do they will feel that they are in control of the situation and will be calm. If like me you are an introvert, and dreading the school run, try not to let your anxiety show. Children get anxiety too so be sure that their minds are at ease and they have all the items that they need for a healthy and happier new term this year. It’s been a while since kids have been at school, so prepare for a few teething problems!
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